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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE CRANE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.,
THE HOIST MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE, AND
THE MONORAIL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), hereby recognize the value of continuing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces and renew the Alliance originally signed on October 5, 2005. Through the Alliance, the organizations are working to provide crane, hoist and monorail systems owners and operators in general industry and construction with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, including Spanish-speaking, and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-to-reach" employees, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health issues such as electrical hazards, falls from elevations or being struck by moving equipment. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI, and MMA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CMAA, HMI, and MMA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
An implementation team made up of representatives of the organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of CMAA, HMI, and MMA and OSHA's Directorate of Construction, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.